Series Goals

  • Understand the foundational principles of project management.
  • Explore how project management principles can apply to various contexts.
  • Consider how project management can influence plans for you or your team.

Managing projects is a detailed and systematic process. Yet, the applications of this process vary across disciplines and teams. This live, online learning series will demonstrate how to troubleshoot, forecast, and problem solve using project management in various contexts. Each of the four independent sessions will be led by certified project management professional, David Vincenti. This series will identify the principles of project management and how to apply various templates and skills to your own work and experiences. The last session will feature a panel of guest speakers who demonstrate successful project management skills in their professions. Those without official training in this area will gain skills and confidence in project management during this series.

Meet the presenter

David Vincenti, PMP

Session dates

Session 1: Defining the Work  – Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
This session introduces basic project management principles. You will learn the definition of a project, how to manage project scope, and how to draft the baseline of a project.

Session 2: Creating the Plan –  Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
In this session, you will learn and apply terms for planning a project and understand how to break a project into manageable parts, sequence tasks, and manage time.

Session 3: Finalizing the Plan – Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
In this session, you will explore PM principles further by calculating risks, managing a process, reviewing a project plan, and forecasting the execution and completion of a project.

Session 4: Panel Discussion  – Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
This session features a panel discussion with three successful project management practitioners. The panelists will discuss their experiences in clinical, basic science, and community/population health research.

Time commitment

Four, 50-minute sessions on Zoom

Registration deadlines

You can register for individual sessions or for all four sessions collectively. The registration deadlines are:

All sessions: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:00pm

Session 1:  Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:00pm

Session 2: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 5:00pm

Session 3: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

Session 4: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5:00pm


This series is designed for those in the c/t workforce who are familiar with project management but have no formal training.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


There are no eligibility requirements. Prior session attendees have included: PhD, MD, postdocs, junior faculty, and medical students.


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The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program’s policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.


The registration process opens Thursday, May 6 at 12:00pm.